Matt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
3 months ago

Cassel completed 21 of 32 passes for 141 yards with a touchdown and a lost fumble in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Two plays after having a 59-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker erased on an offensive pass interference penalty, Cassel had a strip-sack fumble returned for a 38-yard Miami touchdown. He failed to get Tennessee's wide receivers involved early, throwing 10 of his 12 first-half completions to tight ends or running backs as his team went into the break trailing 10-3. While he erased that deficit with an 11-yard touchdown to tight end Phillip Supernaw in the third quarter, Cassel was unable to produce any more points the rest of the way. It's clear the Titans need Marcus Mariota to come back from his hamstring strain as quickly as possible, as the 35-year-old Cassel doesn't have much left in the tank.

Matt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
3 months ago

Cassel will start Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

With Marcus Mariota (hamstring) unavailable Sunday, at a minimum, Cassel will draw the start at QB for the Titans, with Brandon Weeden set to serve as his backup. Cassel completed four of 10 passes for 21 yards, with no TDs and two interceptions in relief of Mariota in last Sunday's 57-14 loss to the Texans. He's a speculative Week 5 fantasy lineup option, especially with the team's running back duo of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry capable of engineering a bounce-back effort after the team's collective dud in Week 4.

Matt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
3 months ago

Cassel is expected to receive the start at quarterback Sunday against the Dolphins with Marcus Mariota (hamstring) considered unlikely to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Titans are still officially labeling Mariota as questionable and a game-time decision for the contest, but with his recovery time from the hamstring injury -- which he suffered in the Week 4 loss to the Texans -- estimated at 2-to-4 weeks, it appears though he hasn't quite healed up yet. As a result, Cassel, who completed four of 10 passes for 21 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in relief of Mariota last Sunday, is in line for his first start since Week 17 of last season. Given his middling numbers since his Pro Bowl campaign with the Chiefs in 2010, Cassel profiles as a lower-tier fantasy option at the position, and his presence behind center will likely result in downgrade in production from the Titans' receivers as well.

Matt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
4 months ago

Cassel completed four of 10 passes for 21 yards and two picks in Sunday's 57-14 loss to Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Cassel came in in the third quarter after Marcus Mariota injured his hamstring. It was an ugly look, but, in fairness to Cassel, the game was out of hand when he entered and Tennessee was forced to throw it. None the less, nobody in Tennessee is going to want to see Cassel in there for too long if Mariota misses time. In two starts last season, Cassel completed 58 percent of his passes for a paltry 5.48 yards per attempt. He should not be on anyone's radar from a fantasy perspective even if Mariota is out for a while.

Matt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
5 months ago

Cassel completed 8-of-13 passes for 88 yards and added a seven-yard scramble in Saturday's preseason win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Cassel suited up for Week 2 of preseason after sitting the opener for precautionary reasons related to a minor thumb injury. As expected, Cassel finished the first half after starter Marcus Mariota worked two drives. The veteran's as locked into a No. 2 role as any quarterback in the league since he has no chance of surpassing a healthy Mariota but also enjoys plenty of job security given third-stringer Alex Tanney's underwhelming resume.

Matt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
5 months ago

Cassel (thumb) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Jets, the Tennessean's Jason Wolf reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cassel getting the green light to play in preseason action suggests the thumb injury that ailed him throughout OTAs and minicamp is a thing of the past. He should rotate before Alex Tanney but after starter Marcus Mariota.

Matt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
8 months ago

Cassel suffered a thumb injury that will require surgery, but he is expected to be ready for training camp.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran signal caller will have a pin inserted into his throwing thumb after injuring it earlier in the week. Fortunately, the time frame for his return lines up with the start of training camp, so it's expected that he won't miss any time beyond the remainder of OTAs. Once healthy, Cassel figures to assume the backup role behind Marcus Mariota. The Titans are not expected to add another quarterback for depth in Cassel's absence.

Matt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
11 months ago

Cassel signed a contract extension with the Titans on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Securing Cassel for the next year was one of Tennessee's main priorities entering this offseason. The extension will keep the veteran quarterback as the Titans' backup for the 2017 campaign. Marcus Mariota broke his right fibula in Week 16, pushing Cassel into the starting quarterback role. In his only start of the season, he completed 16-of-26 passes for 150 yards, one touchdown and one interception. While Mariota is making steady progress in his recovery, it is very possible that Cassel could see starting reps during training camp and into the preseason.

Matt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
1 year ago

Cassel completed 16 of 26 passes for 150 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 24-17 win over Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Cassel wasn't very impressive filling in for Marcus Mariota (leg), but did enough to win his lone start of the season. Most of his damage came courtesy of wide receiver Rishard Matthews, who had nine catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. The unrestricted free agent will likely land a backup role somewhere else this offseason.

Matt Cassel
QB TEN (8)
1 year ago

Cassel will start next Sunday's game against the Texans due to Marcus Mariota's season-ending broken fibula.

EDGE Analysis

Mariota's right leg was injured during a third-quarter sack Sunday in Jacksonville, requiring an air cast and a cart to make sure he reached the locker room without further aggravation. Directing the offense thereafter was Cassel, who completed 13 of 24 passes for 124 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The Titans' playoff hopes now hinge on results elsewhere in the division in Week 16, but if they're alive on Jan. 1, the veteran signal-caller will seek out the franchise's first visit to the postseason since 2008.